I've been suffering health related anxiety for as long as I can remember (now 41). For most of the time it was fairly minor and I always had the voice of reason in the back of my mind telling me its not real and nothing to worry about. Between the ages of 20 and 39 I think I only had cause to visit the doctors about 5 times.
At 39 with 40 looming over me my anxiety changed to a constant state of panic and worry. In the last 1 year alone I have been to the doctor at least a dozen times along with 2 specialists and a private scan. I constantly worry that my symptoms are serious to the point of no longer enjoying life.
I've joined to be with others with similar issues, gain advice and reassurance and hopefully help a few people along the way.